Hot Bikes - Readers' Rides

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Gary Vanderpol
Harrison, SD
Custom built trike
Talk about having a vision and carrying it out. Gary Vanderpol's amazing trike is inspired by a 1935 Sky King tricycle. The engine and transmission are from a wrecked 2005 Yamaha Road Star. The modified rear end is courtesy of a Mercury Cougar with rear fenders from a 1942 Stearman airplane. Out front is a 23-inch Ride Right front wheel. Hartland Auto, a local shop, did the bright red paint. As you can see from the picture he did the inspiration justice.

Rodolfo Garza Laredo, TX
'06 Suzuki C90T
Since Rodolfo Garza's C90T is the touring model, it started out already nicely equipped for long trips, with saddlebags, a windshield and a backrest. Garza says there is nothing like cruising the road on his Suzuki. Since riders always need to make their bikes even better, he added a Cobra Speedster Longs exhaust system and Cobra Highway bars. To top it off there are National Cycle Fender tips both front and rear.

John Georgean Bensenville, IL
'01 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Drifter
John Georgean bought his bike new and immediately pulled off most of the metal parts and sent them out to be chromed. When he reinstalled the freshly chromed parts he added braided brake, clutch, and throttle lines from Motion Pro. Finishing up the Drifter are: Vance & Hines Straight Shots pipes, a Dynatek FI controller, a teardrop air filter by Thunder Manufacturing and a killer paintjob. Georgean says he painted the bike in his garage, and he claims, "Not bad for a first timer." The Drifter is no trailer queen and he has racked up 25,000 miles on it.

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